Application Details

Category:
Photo & Video
Stage:
Concept
Launch:
08/15/12 - 09/14/12

Markets

  • Apple $1.99
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Flashb.ac (That's the domain name as well) will let people import an old photo and shrink it on the screen, then go to the exact place where the photo was originally taken, and take a new picture there, with the old photo in the middle of the screen and the new photo surrounding it.

The user can shrink the imported old photo, rotate it, or move it around the screen by pinching and sliding with their fingers.

Users will be able to take a picture instantly, or use a short timer. The timer will allow people to match up the scene as exactly as possible, because when you touch a button on the screen to take the photo, it will move the camera and ruin the alignment of the photos, so a short timer of 3 or 4 seconds will help to prevent that.

Once the new photo has been taken, the old photo on top of it can be adjusted by the user's fingers if it needs to be aligned more accurately.

The user will be able to save the new flattened image to their mobile device's photo library, or share it through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, or send it by email.

If you'd like to see my work so far in app development, have a look at my first app called "Photo Time Machine" on its Facebook page right here:

https://www.facebook.com/PhotoTimeMachine

And you can also "Like" Flashb.ac on its Facebook page right here:

https://www.facebook.com/FlashbacApp

Why Should You Back This App?

This nostalgic idea of having an old photo inside a new photo is becoming very popular all over the internet. At the moment, people have to bring prints of their photos to the location it was taken, and hold the photo up with their hand to try and match the scenes together, and end up with their hand in the photo. Flashb.ac makes it easy by storing your old photos on your mobile device so you don't have to carry them around, plus eliminating having your hand in the photos, and makes it easy to share your images with your family and friends.

On top of that, everyday more people are using their phones as their main cameras, instead of using the old traditional cameras. All these people are searching for fun and creative ways to use their old photos digitally, as well as have fun taking new pictures. Flashb.ac appeals to a very large, creative and eager audience, who have yet to see an app that does this for them. I believe there's a large void that Flashb.ac will be successful in filling.

What Will The Money Be Used For?

The money will be used to pay the developer fees to get the app finished. I'm working with an amazing and very professional company called The Nerdery (nerdery.com), who have quoted me a price of $16,000 to complete the work they'll be doing to complete Flashb.ac.

Any money beyond $16,000 that is raised will go towards extra features, such as adding retro style frames to the old photos, adding more social network sharing options, expanding to other platforms like the iPad and Android, and towards the building of the web site that will be used in the support and marketing of Flashb.ac.

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